The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. Artisan Fan

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    Much better alternative.

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    I'm not sure. I think the YM looks better. More rugged and nicer case.
     
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    The GO would be a clear winner over the YM in my mind if they changed the hands. One of my pet peeves for watches are stubby hands; they look unrefined to me.
     
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    My IWC mkxvi spitfire chrono on rubber strap: [​IMG]
     
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    I don't like either actually. As much as I love GO's Pano series and some of their other dress watches (a couple Senator are nice), I find their attempts at sports watches quite unsuccessful. The only sports GO that I like are the pilot watches (Navigator)
     
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    My IWC mkxvi spitfire chrono on rubber strap
    Why did you go for spitfire vs classic?
     
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    I'm not sure. I think the YM looks better. More rugged and nicer case.

    Doesn't it have a platinum bezel?
     
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    Good call.

    The black dial version is great. Haven't seen the GMT in person yet but I think it could be even better.


    Yah the black is nice looking (but, since he had the silver up..ya know).
    The GMT is my favorite sport watch and on a bracelet is heavy so I would get it with the black nylon band with red stitching.
     
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    I don't like either actually. As much as I love GO's Pano series and some of their other dress watches (a couple Senator are nice), I find their attempts at sports watches quite unsuccessful. The only sports GO that I like are the pilot watches (Navigator)

    I was in Wempe on Friday and they have the new Senator 60s in........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................amazing.
     
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    (from Michael Sander on TimeZone)
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    And the new XL series
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    Why did you go for spitfire vs classic?
    I like the raised numerals and sharper look of the spitfire over the more utilitarian and militaristic classic fliegerchronograph.
     
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    Is that the Thom Browne approved watch?

    Methinks modern watches are a bit too large to be Thom Browne-approved. '60s watches were relatively small in proportion to today's behemoths.
     
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    Is that the Thom Browne approved watch?

    Methinks modern watches are a bit too large to be Thom Browne-approved. '60s watches were relatively small in proportion to today's behemoths.

    I have a early 60s Audemars Piguet that belonged to my sainted father, and a modern VC of the same style (plain gold case, second hand, no date) and they are almost identical in size. I much prefer a small, simple gold watch to the modern monstrosities as well. I have a sport watch, but I don't wear it much even with casual clothes.
     
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    I have a early 60s Audemars Piguet that belonged to my sainted father, and a modern VC of the same style (plain gold case, second hand, no date) and they are almost identical in size. I much prefer a small, simple gold watch to the modern monstrosities as well. I have a sport watch, but I don't wear it much even with casual clothes.
    How large is the diameter? I suspect it's about 34mm? My circa 1949 18k Omega is 34mm and it's a nice size though for dressier watches, I feel 29mm is perfect.
     
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    According to the website, the Glashutte Senators are 39mm.
     
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